Tuesday, February 8, 2011

January Trial!

Thanks to all who attended and made our January trial a success! This was our 50th trial and it was a blast. Judge Nadia Barrett brought some tough, but fun courses and the dogs were running fast and having fun. We managed to sneak the trial in between some pretty yucky winter weather. We got very lucky with Mother Nature's timing this year. In spite of the snow outside and what quickly turned into a mud pit where some of us were parking, everyone was smiling and enjoying the chance to play with our dogs.

Course-builder Tom plotting his next move

We all stayed warm and well fed thanks to Suz and her famous Roadkill Cafe. Crockpots lined up like soldiers filled with many different hot, savory dishes made by some of our club members and a few others as well.

Terry and Debi were fostering a litter of puppies so they came to the trial as well. Such a cute little group, there was no shortage of helping hands to take them to potty, socialize or just plain snuggle them and keep them warm. These guys got to see a lot of different things in a very short period of time. What a great way to get a puppy fix! They have since gone back to Howard County Animal Control and will be adopted into new homes, very quickly no doubt!

Taking it all in...

We had some debuts at our trial. A warm welcome to Kerry and Karma, you guys looked great out there!

Karma is smiling!

And a big welcome back to Diane and her young girl Circe! We have missed watching you run. You guys did great!

Diane and Circe get ready to run

A lot of people
earned some great awards at our trial. We love to celebrate and pass out ribbons. Congrats go out to:

Debi and Chime - NATCH-8!

Judy and Rocky - Open Versatility

Charles and Bubba - Open Versatility

Leanne and Cody - Elite Versatility

Patty and Kori - Elite Versatility

Joan and Lucy - Novice Triple Superior

What a talented group!

Big congrats also go out to our High in Trial winners:

Elite - Leanne and Sydney

Open - Joan and Lucy
Novice - Nicolette and Canon

Nadia cheering for our HIT winners

It was a wonderful weekend, we'll see you all really soon for our March trial!!